Full Day in Ica Region: Paracas and Ica
Our tour begins with a stop in Cerro Azul, old coastal town that was visited by Lima citizens when they wanted to take a rest during the Summer weekends.
The next stop is in Ballestas Islands-Paracas, the most famous and visited natural Reserve of Perú, home of sea lions, Humboldt pinguins, sea birds. In Paracas we'll sail to get those islands to watch the richery of the peruvian sea.
Then we visit a vineyard to watch the process for producing Wine and Pisco, the most traditional peruvian drink. There we have our Lunch.
In Ica city, we take a look around the Main Square, the Market and other local atractions. Then we go to Cachiche Town where is placed the 7 Heads Palm Tree, special place for witches who practice black magic because some people believes in it.
Then, we visit Huacachina Lagoon, the only oasis of the continent. In that place, getting the Dunes, we will have a journey on board of a Buggy, sand car to watch all the landscape and finally, we can practice Sandboard.
We back Lima.
Place 1: Lima highway Restaurant for breakfast
Place 2: Paracas Coastal Town - Ballestas Islands, natural home of sea lions, Humboldt pinguins, sea birds
Place 3: Ica Vineyard - Restaurant
Place 4: Small City Tour in Ica
Place 5: Cachiche Town of Witches - 7 Heads Palm Tree
Place 6: Huacachina Lagoon, Dunes and Buggy journey
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at the your most convenient location: House of relatives, Hotel, Cruise Ship Port (if you come by Cruise, is necessary using the shuttle bus to go out from the dock to main door 'cause the guides can't get in. I'll be in the door with your name on a sign).
In case of the Airport is necessary to make another booking for picking you up.
End location: Let me know where you wish to end the tour.
Duration: 16 hours
We will use a private and comfortable a/c vehicle.
For bigger groups I can rent a larger one.
Boat in Paracas (pull service)
Signal Wi-Fi for Internet (Social Networks)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 soles - 3.27 soles for 1 dollar
For souvenirs or personal expenses
Beverages during the tour
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I am so glad that we went on this tour. I will admit the early departure time almost scared me away, but seeing a completely different side of Peru than the city was amazing. The nature reserve and the boat trip to the islands was spectacular and the sand boarding and sand buggy trip was exhilarating! Alfredo even catered some off road ATV experience for us in Paracas which was also great. If you have an extra day in Lima, it is well worth the effort and time to see Pisco, Paracas and Ica!